About Us

Problem

United States food and agriculture policies currently enable a handful of the world’s largest corporations to control our food and farming system at the expense of farmers, workers, and all of us who eat.

Mission

Farm Action develops and advances bold solutions to stop corporate monopolies, hold government accountable, and build fair competition in rural America.

Vision

We envision a fair, sustainable, and healthy food system that empowers farmers, workers, and rural communities to feed their neighbors.

Values

We are relentless in our pursuit of a food and agriculture system that works for everyone, not just a handful of powerful corporations. We work collaboratively to build the strength to win this fight, and we act with uncompromising honesty and integrity in our work.

Our Approach

Farm Action team members have a proven track record of success and are tested leaders in the food and farm community. Here’s how we deliver big wins for America’s farmers, workers, and rural communities:

Farm Action brings together a broad, diverse group of unlikely allies to build the capacity to challenge the world’s largest corporations. We lead and participate in 15 different stakeholder groups to facilitate this collaboration.

Farm Action’s Local Leader program trains and empowers individuals to take strategic action. Local Leaders are a reliable resource for national journalists, researchers, policymakers, and their own communities.

Our success rests on a solid foundation of research, and is driven by our ability to develop complex issues into accessible blogs, videos, graphics, and other educational tools for the press and the general public. In the past year, our work was featured in more than 2,500 news stories, including every major media outlet.

Farm Action has earned the respect of key members of Congress and the White House. Our policy recommendations have been developed into 20 different pieces of Congressional legislation, and our policy roadmap for the White House served as the “playbook” for President’s Biden’s agriculture directives in the Executive Order on Competition.

Learn more in our most recent year in review.

Our Origin Story

Building a Movement for a Fair, Sustainable, and Healthy Food and Agriculture System

From unfair agriculture markets to worker abuses, inhumane animal conditions, and environmental degradation, our founders saw a common theme in our food and agriculture system: at the root of all these issues lies monopolistic corporate control, impacting every one of us. 

By connecting and supporting unlikely allies, we spread awareness that abusive corporate power is the common adversary to a resilient and just food and agriculture system. Our mission keeps the interconnectedness of the land, animals, workers, farmers, ranchers, and communities at the forefront of this fight.

Today, Farm Action is a thought leader, policy developer, and network builder for farmers and ranchers, food chain workers, consumers, organizations, and policymakers up and down the food supply chain. Headquartered in Missouri, we are a tax-deductible charitable 501(c)(3) organization that formed as an affiliate of Farm Action Fund, a political nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization.

Together, our two organizations represent a seamless chain of action from research and policy development, to the adoption of the policy through legislative action by elected officials who support our vision.